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Mayor’s Plan To Require More Affordable Units In Residential Developments Earns Key City Approval

The Lightfoot administration's plan would require developers building in most parts of the city to include 20 percent affordable units, up from the current 10 percent.

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Navy Pier Will Start Reopening April 30 With Fireworks Shows, Ferris Wheel Rides And More

The pier has been closed since the fall, when COVID-19 was surging in and around Chicago.

Downtown

Kayden Swann, Toddler Shot In Head On Lake Shore Drive, Out Of Intensive Care And Expected To Have ‘A Great Road Ahead’

“After over two weeks of intensive care treatment, Kayden Swann, now 22 months old, has been extubated and is breathing on his own with support,” Dr. Marcelo Malakooti of Lurie’s Children’s Hospital said in a statement.

Downtown

In-Person City Council Meetings Returning Next Week For First Time In A Year

The meetings moved online in spring 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but members of the City Council will now have the option to meet in person.

Downtown

Downtown Businesses Board Up, Expecting Unrest After Adam Toledo Video Released

“All is calm for now but you never know. Plus, we’ll see what happens next week in Minnesota. I’m just as worried about that,” one officer said.

Downtown

City Raising Lake Shore Drive Bridge Downtown — The Same Day Adam Toledo Video Will Be Released

A city spokesman said the bridge will be raised Thursday night to Friday morning “for testing and maintenance ahead of boat run season.”

Downtown

Protesters March Through The Loop To Honor Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo And Victims Of Police Violence: ‘This Is Our Problem, Too’

About 100 people demonstrated Tuesday night to protest the killings of Toledo, who was fatally shot by a police officer in Little Village, and Wright, a 20-year-old shot outside Minneapolis.

Downtown

City Boosts Police Presence To Prepare For Potential Unrest Over Adam Toledo Video, Daunte Wright Killing

Some officers had their days off canceled, and there was a heavy police presence along Michigan Avenue Monday. Large salt trucks, previously used to block streets, were also out.

Downtown

Riverwalk Vendors Begin Reopening Friday, Starting With Beat Kitchen And City Winery

The Riverwalk will be fully operational by the end of May.

Downtown

Driver Of Car Where Toddler Shot Was In Road Rage Incident Did Not Fire At Other Car, Prosecutors Say, As Search For Shooter Continues

Police and Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the drivers of the two cars were shooting at each other, but a Cook County prosecutor contradicted that, saying the person who shot 21-month-old Kayden Swann was the aggressor.

Downtown

Man In Road Rage Shootout That Left Toddler In Coma Faces Felony Gun Charge, Police Say

The man driving the car with 21-month-old Kayden Swann in the back seat was arrested at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for possessing a gun as a felon, police said.

Downtown

Homebound Chicagoans Have Been Stuck Inside For More Than A Year — And City’s Vaccination Program Still Hasn’t Responded To Thousands Of Them

More than 4,100 people have signed up for the Chicago Department of Public Health's homebound vaccination program; so far, 532 people have gotten vaccinated. Some people could have to wait until the fall to get shots, the city's top doctor said.

Citywide

Toddler Shot On Lake Shore Drive Is In Coma, On Ventilator As Doctors Fight To Save His Life

Dr. Marcelo Malakooti said he has “cautious hope” for the toddler's recovery since the boy’s condition has not worsened since Tuesday, although his recovery will be long.

Downtown

Police Questioning Person After Toddler Shot In ‘Road-Rage Incident’ On Lake Shore Drive Near Grant Park

The boy was in a car going north on Lake Shore Drive when someone in another car fired shots, hitting the boy in his temple, police said.

Downtown

Electric CTA Buses Hit Chicago Streets — And More Coming In Years Ahead

The CTA has begun testing out electric buses on the No. 66 Chicago route. If testing goes well, the city agency will move forward with its plan of making the entire fleet electric by 2040.

Albany Park

New Vaccination Site For Union Workers Will Be Able To Do 1,200 Shots Per Week

The South Loop site at 2260 S. Grove St. will be able to vaccinate about 1,200 people per week, though it will do more once more doses come to Chicago.

Citywide

Manny’s Deli Will Give Away 1,000 Sandwiches If People Come In Wearing A Mask Properly. Can You Pull It Off This Time, Chicago?

Earlier this month, the restaurant said it would give away sandwiches if customers could keep on their masks for 30 straight days. Within hours, someone broke the streak.

South Loop

Man Arrested In Attack On Ald. Brendan Reilly Outside Boss Bar In River North

Reilly said two men punched and kicked him Feb. 18 while he was leaving the bar at Clark and Hubbard streets.

Near North Side, River North

Loretto Hospital Needs Independent Investigation Into Vaccine Scandals, Mayor Lightfoot Says

Loretto has repeatedly assured Lightfoot it's "come clean" — only for yet another scandal to come out, the mayor said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Moody Bible Campus Megadevelopment Would Get Extra Acre Of Open Space Under Latest Plan

The megadevelopment's plans went from 1.3 acres of open space to 2.5 acres in the latest draft, which was presented to community members on Wednesday.

Near North Side, River North
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